Database Searches Strike Again: Ask Home Depot
May 22, 2007
Home Depot Rescreens Workers Sent into Homes. This story posted by WCVB in Boston chronicles another instance where an inexpensive database search ended up costing a national organization far more than they anticipated. Bottom-line, whatever short cuts they were taking in the background screening process didn’t reveal that they were hiring a violent sex offender and placing him in people’s homes. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but if Home Depot had to do it all over again I’m guessing they would have spent the money to do a proper background check rather than trying to rebuild its image in a major US city.